Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Old Farmer's Advice

“Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.”

“Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.”

“Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.”

“A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.”

“Words that soak into your ears are whispered…....not yelled.”

“Meanness don't just happen overnight.”

“Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.”

“Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.”

“It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.”

“You cannot unsay a cruel word.”

“Every path has a few puddles.”

“When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.”

“The best sermons are lived, not preached.”

“Most of the stuff people worry about, ain't never gonna happen anyway.”

“Don 't judge folks by their relatives..

“Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.”

“Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.”

“Don 't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.”

“Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.”

“If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.”

“Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

“The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.”

“Always drink upstream from the herd.”

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.”

“Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.”

“If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.”

“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.”

“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just
kill you.”
Some days all you can do is smile and wait for some kind soul to come pull your behind out of the bind you've gotten yourself into.
Hat tip: Donna M.


  1. “Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.”

    that one spoke to me today... Hugs!

  2. all good advice! love this...

    smiles, bee

  3. Lotsa good common sense wisdom there for sure.

    Big hugs...

  4. I agree with what the others have said, interesting read :-)

    “Don 't judge folks by their relatives..

    In some cases i definitely agree lol

  5. Them farmers are pretty smart! I love them all, but especially "You can't unsay a cruel word".

    Big hugs honey xoxo

  6. yep I have need a kind soul to do that for me a time or two.

  7. These are great, Sandee! :)
    One that I like is "Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you."
    It reminded me of the day my childhood dog cornered a skunk. He learned though, it was the last one that he bothered.

  8. I like them all. I was trying to find my favorite but they are great things to live by.We should all pin them up on our cold boxes. Take care.

  9. These are some great down-home words of wisdom. You must know everything by now with so much knowledge at your disposal. :)

  10. there's wisdom in those words. Love those farmers.

  11. Time to stop digging and see if the corn will grow. Yep, it's growing on my pinky toe.

  12. Wisdom from an old farmer..so very nice! have a nice day Sandee!

  13. Willy's dad used to say some of these.

    10-4 Willy

  14. pretty good advice from the farmer.. hehehe.. thanks for the laughs :D

  15. Words of wisdom from farmers indeed. :)

  16. There is great value in a life lived on the farm. We should all have that experience. Love every one of these.

  17. Oh, I love these! TOo many favorites to pick just one. Made me think of something my husband always says...

    "there's two ways around every barn"

  18. You can always rely on an old farmer for advice...I just wish I listend to my farmer grandard more when he was still around...

  19. Great advice!

    If you didn't vote for Rhonda today, go back and do it. She's into a tight race on that Picket Fence.


  20. I like the "You cannot unsay a cruel word" one. Too bad more people don't remember that.

  21. Farmers may not say much, but they know a lot.

  22. You've posted so many lines of wisdom lately! They are all really good. Too bad I can only remember one thing at a time! ;-)

  23. Awesome advice. My favorite: “Words that soak into your ears are whispered…....not yelled.” or “Always drink upstream from the herd.”

  24. I've heard many of these all of my life! :)

    Thanks for the smiles.


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